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64 Allama Muhammad Iqbal Quotes

Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, theorist, philosopher and barrister in British India. He was born on 9 November, 1877 and died on 21 April, 1968 at the age of 60. Iqbal is referred as the "Poet of the East" by academics, media and the institutions. Allama Muhammad Iqbal's inspiring and motivational quotes will leave you to wonder and rethink.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Allama Muhammad Iqbal

64 Allama Muhammad Iqbal's Quotes.

  1. "Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture."
  2. "Be aware of your own worth, use all of your power to achieve it. Create an ocean from a dewdrop. Do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you."
  3. "If knowledge is not applied to life - that knowledge is useless."
  4. "People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought."
  5. "The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
  6. "Words, without power, is mere philosophy."
  7. " Nations are born in the heart of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politician's."
  8. " Failure is not fatal until we surrender, trying again is the key of glorious victory."
  9. "The heart is like a mirror. Do not prevent it from being broken. It's breakage is more dearer in the site of its maker (Allah), than its safety. Almighty Allah being indeed the Maker.
  10. "Inner experience is the only one source of human Knowledge."
  11. "If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion."
  12. "Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny."
  13. "A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego."
  14. "The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it."
  15. "When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from heart, it becomes poetry."
  16. "Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions...  Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity."
  17. "It is the nature of the self to manifest itself. In every atom slumbers the might of the self."
  18. " Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science. "
  19. " I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon."
  20. "The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable."
  21. "I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature."
  22. "I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry."
  23. "Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions.. Pass from matter to spirit. matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity."
  24. "Be not entangled in this world of days and nights; Thou last another time and space as well."
  25. "Physiologically less violent and psychologically more suitable to a concrete type of mind."
  26. "Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy."
  27. "Since love first made the breast an instrument of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang this mirror in your sight."
  28. "Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim. Faithful is he, if he himself is the divine destiny."
  29. "Become dust and they will throw thee in the air; become stone and they will throw thee on glass."
  30. "Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever."
  31. " Through the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell."
  32. "A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego."
  33. "Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution."
  34. "Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct."
  35. "But inner experience is the only source of human knowledge."
  36. "The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind."
  37. "Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body."
  38. "The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it."
  39. "The new world is as yet behind the veil of destiny. In my eyes, however its dawn has been unveiled."
  40. "Look at the evils of the world around you and protect yourself from them. Our teachers give all the wrong messages to our youth, since they take away the natural flare from the soul. Take it from me that all knowledge is useless until it is connected with your life, because the purpose of knowledge is nothing but to show you the splendors of yourself!
  41. "People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals."
  42. "From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future."
  43. "Life is a struggle and not a matter of privilege. It is nothing but one's knowledge of the temporal and the spiritual world."
  44. "If one cannot live the life of the brave, then it is better to die like the brave."
  45. "Democracy is a system where people are counted not weighed."
  46. "I tell you the sign of believer; when death comes, there is a smile on his lips."
  47. "The intellect of two thousand asses cannot bring forth a single man's thought."
  48. "A community receives light from history, it becomes aware of itself by remembrance of its history."
  49. "Plants and minerals are bound to predestination. The faithful is only bound to the divine."
  50. "The wing of the falcon brings to the King, the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery."
  51. "The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind."
  52. "From love's plectrum arises the song of the string of life. Love is the light of life, love is the fire of life."
  53. "The ego is partly free, partly determined and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the individual who is most free; God."
  54. "Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message."
  55. "Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven .The world is for thee, thou art not for the world."
  56. "Preserve your history and become everlasting; receive new life from the times that have gone by."
  57. "Why should I ask the wise men: when is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: where will be my end?"
  58. "Let this be our beautiful departure from stagnation; let our minds come alive; enter another dimension; go beyond the stars eagerly struggling to find that.. which our naked eyes did not know existed; rise like a falcon born to soar and not be alone but be present among-st others.
  59. "The possessor of a sound heart puts to test his power by entering into big adventures."
  60. "Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions."
  61. "Our bread and water are of one table: the progeny of Adam are as a single soul."
  62. "It is absolutely certain that God does exist."
  63. "Everything that possesses life dies if it has to live in uncongenial surroundings."
  64. "The alchemist of the west has turned stone into glass. But my alchemy has transmuted glass into flint Pharaohs of today have stalked me in vain."
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